Four More Frigates Needed to Secure PH Seas: Navy Chief

To fully protect the country’s vast maritime domains and resources, the Philippines needs four more modern frigates aside from the two contracted with South Korean shipbuilder, Hyudai Heavy Industries (HHI). This was the remark of Philippine Navy (PN) flag-officer-in-command Rear Admiral Robert Empedrad when asked how many more modern warships the Navy needs to fully secure the country’s maritime domains. Empedrad issued this statement during the Frigate Acquisition Project hearing at the Senate last Feb. 19 where issues concerning the brand of combat management system (CMS) to be installed were…

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Government decision to create 150 new jobs in South Australia

SAAB Australia has today revealed that this week’s decision to award it with the contract to build the tactical interface for the new future frigates and the combat management system for future non-combat vessels will create approximately 150 new jobs. On Tuesday the Prime Minister announced The Government had chosen to mandate that SAAB Australia to provide the Combat Management System – the brains of the ship – for all ships in the Navy, except the Future Frigates and Air Warfare Destroyers, which will have an Aegis combat system with…

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